The 1st Amendment Doesn’t Say That!
📹 A 17-minute YouTube Video by LegalEagle
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is frequently misunderstood. It prohibits Congress from passing laws that would "abridge the freedom of speech" but does not guarantee it in all circumstances. It also protects the freedom of religion, but only by prohibiting the establishment of an official state religion or limiting the free exercise of religion. The First Amendment applies to all levels of government and also protects the freedom of the press, the right to assemble peacefully, and the right to petition. Understanding what the First Amendment does and does not say is critical to appreciate its importance in protecting our most fundamental rights.
Why Top Gun Won the Oscar for Sound
📹 A 9-minute YouTube video by Vox
The sound design in Top Gun: Maverick was exceptional, using advanced technologies like Dolby Atmos to create an immersive auditory experience that brought the film to life. The music was expertly integrated with the on-screen action, intensifying the emotional impact of each scene. The sound effects were masterfully crafted to heighten tension and excitement, resulting in an outstanding audio experience that left a lasting impression on viewers. Top Gun: Maverick is a must-see for anyone looking for an unparalleled audio experience and is a testament to the power of sound in enhancing the cinematic experience.
How Silicon Valley Bank Collapsed in 36 Hours
📹 A 7-minute YouTube video by Wall Street Journal
The sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has prompted federal investigations and lawsuits. The reasons for the failure of the $212 billion bank are complex, with potential factors including Donald Trump’s regulation changes, risk mismanagement at the bank, and likely sharp interest rate rises. The situation has also put the Federal Reserve in a difficult position regarding whether to continue raising interest rates to manage inflation, potentially risking another collapse in the financial system.
Student Loans: Many Borrowers Are Not Financially Ready
📹 A 5-minute YouTube video by Wall Street Journal
Although student loans are a common method of financing a college education, they can result in long-term financial problems for borrowers. In March 2020, the government suspended student loan payments, and since then, borrowers have not been required to make payments. However, with the possibility of resuming payments, many borrowers are not financially prepared to resume their payments.
6 Strange Units of Measurement We Still Use
📹 A 13-minute YouTube video by SciShow
Measurement is a vital part of our daily lives, but there are some unusual units still in use today. The furlong, a medieval unit, is used to measure horse racing distances. The barleycorn, also from medieval times, is used to measure shoe size. The micromort calculates the probability of death from an activity, while the jiffy measures time in electronics and cooking. The banana equivalent dose illustrates the radiation exposure you get from a banana, while the barn describes cross-sectional areas in particle physics. Despite their strange names, these units serve a purpose in their respective fields.